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REASONING ABILITY 1. How many meaningful words can be made from the letters ‘AINTS’ using each letter only once ? (a) None (c) Two (e) More than three 2. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so from group. Which is the one that does not belong ? (a) Tree (c) Shrub (e) Farm 3. In a certain code BANK is written as 5796 and FIRE is written as 3146. How is FEAR written in that code ? (a) 3564 (c) 3574 (e) None of these 4. If it is possible to make only one meaning word from the second, the sixth, the seventh, the eight and the tenth letters of the word PERFORMANCE, using each letters only, first letter of the word is your answer. If no such word can be formed your answer is X and if more than one such word can be formed your answer is Y. (a) C (c) M (e) Y 5. If the first and second digits are interchanged in each number from the following set of numbers, and then the numbers are arranged (b) R (d) X 9. (b) 3674 (d) 3654 7. (b) Plant (d) Creeper (b) One (d) Three 6.

in descending order, which number will be second ? 376 438 476 389 567 (a) 376 (c) 476 (e) 567 How many such pairs of letters are there in the word EDUCATION, each of which has as many letters between them in the word, as have in the English alphabet ? (a) None (c) Two (b) One (d) Three (b) 438 (d) 389

(e) More than three Five friends P, Q, R, S and T went to college independently. Each one of them reached at a different time. If only Q reached after R and S, who last person to reach ? (a) P (b) T (c) Q (d) Cannot be determined (e) None of these

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If ‘A $ B’. If in the word LUBRICATOR the positions of the first and the sixth letters are interchanged. Which element is sixth to the right of fourteenth from the right end ? (a) # (c) U (e) None of these (b) P (d) 1 (b) One (d) Three (b) 8@ 6 (d) F U # www. 5 H I 7 $ K J 4 % LAT 3 8 @ F6 U # V P1 E*9D2 16. how many digits will remain at the same position ? (a) None (c) Two (e) More then three 12.com (a) C (c) J (e) None of these (b) N (d) G 10. Which is the one that dose not belong to the group ? (a) J% 4 (b) H 7 I (c) T 3 8 (d) E 9 * (e) F U 6 17. 16-22): Study the following arrangement carefully to answer these questions. which letter will be second to the right of sixth letter from the right ? (a) B (c) A (e) None of there 14. similarly the positions of the second and the seventh letters are interchanged.Downloaded from: http://www. and so on. What will come in place of the Question mark (?) in the following series based on the above arrangement? H7$ K4% LT3 ? (a) F 6 # (c) 8 F 6 (e) None of these 18. each of which is immediately following by a symbol ? (a) None (c) Two (e) Four 19. how is FORECAST written in that code ? (a) PGSFBDTU (c) PGSFUTBD (e) None of these (b) PGFSUTBD (d) PGFSBDUT (b) T (d) O (b) 19 (d) 27 (b) One (d) Three (b) Calculator (d) Pencil 15. In a certain code DURATION is written as VEBSJUP. means ‘A is father of B’.com . How many such vowels are there in the above arrangement. Which is the one that does not belong to the group ? (a) Sharpener (c) Eraser (e) Stapler 11.upscportal. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. ‘A # B’ means ‘A is daughter of B’. then how is K related to M in H @ K $ L # M ? (a) Husband (b) Uncle (c) Father (d) Cannot be determined (e) None of these Direction (Q.upscportal. If the digits of the number 375486 are arranged in ascending order. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way on the basis of their position in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group ? (a) 17 (c) 23 (e) 29 13. Four of the following five are alike in a cer tain way thr ee so form a gr oup. ‘A @ B’ means ‘A is sister of B’.

Conclusions : I. Statement : Some apples are oranges. Some apples bananas. 25. Some notebooks papers. All stones are bricks. All bricks are walls. Give answer (c) : if either Conclusion I or II follows. All trunks are drawers. Some magazines are papers. Conclusions : I. Conclusions : I. II.com . all the digits are dropped which element will be tenth from the left end ? (a) F (c) T (e) None of these 21. Give answer (d) : if neither Conclusion I or II follows.Downloaded from: http://www. Some oranges are grapes. Statement : All mobiles are phones. 23. (b) One (d) Three (b) One (d) Three (b) @ (d) U Give answer (e) : if both Conclusion I or II follows. 24. 27. Some oranges are bananas. Statement : Some boxes are bags. are are are II. All bags are trunks. II. are II.upscportal. Conclusions : I. If from the above arrangement. All trunks are bags. All phones are computers. All computers scanners. are are are www. Statement : All books are magazines. Give answer (b) : if only Conclusion II follows. Some books notebooks. How many such digits are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately followed by a symbol which is immediately followed by a consonant ? (a) None (c) Two (e) More than three 22. All mobiles computers. II. All bags are drawers. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly know facts. 26. Give answer (a) : if only Conclusion I follows. Some pearls are bricks. 23-30) : In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II.upscportal. Some pearls are walls. Some magazines notebooks. How many such consonants are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately followed by a vowel but not immediately preceded by a symbol ? (a) None (c) Two (e) Four Directions (Q. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions and then decide which of the given disregarding logically follow from the given statement disregarding commonly known facts. All phones scanners.com 20. Conclusions : I. Statement : Some pearls are stones. All grapes are bananas.

Statement : Some coins are notes. Some buses are train. Statement : Some chairs are wheel. R. (b) R is to the immediate right of P. L @ M II. mark answer (b). (c) M is between N and Q. find out which conclusion (s) is/are definitely true.upscportal. Directions (Q. Statement : All cars are buses. R is third to the left of N. > ‘A # B’ means ‘A is greater than B’. No scooter is a train. 33. Q. = ‘A © B’ means ‘A is neither greater then nor smaller than B. P. Some wheels cupboards. if only conclusion II is true. Some chairs are sofa sets. 36. In which of the following pairs of persons the second person is to the immediate left of the first person ? (a) QS (b) NT (c) ML (d) RL (e) None of these Direction (Q. II. (e) None of these. II. No bus is a train.’ In each question. All sofa sets are cupboards. L is second to the right of P. Mark answer (a). 29. if both conclusion I and II are true. 31. K@M. mark answer (c). are II. (d) R is between P and S. Which of the following is definitely true ? (a) Q is to the immediate right of S.com .com 28. All notes are cards. % and © are used with different meaning as following : < ‘A @ B’ means ‘A is smaller than B’. J%M Conclusions : I. Conclusions : I. Which of the following pairs of person represents the neighbours of T ? (a) MN (c) RP (e) None of these 32. 31-35) : These questions are based on the following information : Eight persons L. if either conclusion I or II is true. if only conclusion I is true. (b) QS (d) ML www. Statement : L$K. three statements showing relationships have been given. M. Conclusions : I. which are followed by two conclusions I & II. N. Assuming that the given statements are true. Q is not the neighbour of P or R. #.upscportal. > ‘A % B’ means ‘A is either greater than or equal to B’. S and T are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. 30.Downloaded from: http://www. All cards are plastics. mark answer (d). Some buses are scooters. Who is to the immediate right of T ? (a) R (b) S (c) N (d) Q (e) None of these 34. Some wheels are sofa sets. $. K @ J Conclusions : I. All notes are plastics. M is second to the left of T and third to the right of P. Who is to the immediate left of P ? (a) S (b) R (c) Q (d) L (e) None of these 35. who is to the immediate left of T. if neither I nor II is true and mark answer (e). Some coins are cards. < ‘A $ B’ means ‘A is either smaller than or equal to B’. 36-40) : In these question symbols @.

Statement : E $ W.com 37. Uttar Pradesh. The one who belongs to Madhya Pradesh does not study Architecture or Pharmacy. The serial number of the combination that represents the group of digits is your answer. not necessarily in the same order. W and X study different disciplines.com . (b). (iii) If the first digit is even and the last digit is odd. Commerce. 431068 (a) %FT@$# (c) %FT@$% (e) None of these (b) %FT$@# (d) #FT@$# www. The one who belong to Andhra Pradesh studies Commerce. R % H.upscportal. your answer is (e). H @ F II. Architecture. T # W. (b) F#%$EQ (d) Q#%$EF (b) L#$%FQ (d) L#%$FQ (b) W$QE#W (d) %$QE#L (b) #@FLWE (d) E@FLW# Conclusions : I. Statement : T # R. Management and Pharmacy. V # F Direction (Q.upscportal.Downloaded from: http://www. Kerala. D # V V @ P II. Digit : Conditions : (i) If the first digit is odd and the last digit is even. F © P Conclusions : I. 803279 (a) E@FLWE (c) #@FLW# (e) None of these 43. V belongs to Kerala and studies Science. Madhya Pradesh and Punjab. J studies Engineering and does not belong to either Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. J. 584632 (a) Q#%$FL (c) L#%$QF (e) None of these 45. H belongs to Maharashtra. T % R 39. If none of the combinations is correct. K studies Management and X studies Arts. 41-45) : In each of these questions a group of digits is given followed by four combinations of letter/symbol codes numbers (a). 5 1 4 8 9 3 6 2 7 0 Letter/Symbol : Q T % # E F $ L W @ Conclusions : I. I. H @ T Conclusions : I. Science. 38. Maharashtra. I belongs to Karnataka and does not study Architecture. ‘None of these’. 384695 (a) F#%$EF (c) Q#%$EQ (e) None of these Directions (Q. Q % H II. V. 765984 (a) W$QE#% (c) %$QE#% (e) None of these 44. J # R (ii) If the first as well as the last digit is even both are to be coded by the code for first digit. Statement : F © D. viz Andhra Pradesh. 46-50) : Study the following information carefully to answer these questions. Each of them belongs to a different state. W @ Q. 41. Karnataka. Statement : J © T. their codes are to be swapped. both are to be coded by code for odd digit. E $ Q. E©H 42. The group of digits is to be coded as per the following scheme and conditions. K. The one who studies Arts does not belong to Punjab. F © T 40.e. viz Arts. (c) & (d). Seven friends H. but not necessarily in the same order. i. Engineering. W % R II.

W belongs to which state ? (a) Kerala (e) None of these Directions (Q. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choices correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements. Which of the following combination of state and subject is correct ? (a) Uttar Pradesh . Mark answer (d) if both the statement (A) and (B) are effects of independent causes.upscportal. A. The number of cases of accident involving two-wheelers has been increasing every year. Which subject is studies by I ? (a) Arts (c) Pharmacy (e) None of these 49. Who studies Architecture ? (a) V (b) X (c) W (d) Cannot be determined (e) None of these 47. The State Education Board has decided to do away with preparing merit lists for SSC and HSC examinations. Mark answer (c) if both the statement (A) and (B) are independent causes. The State Government decided to grant permission for opening more junior colleges in the state. People avoid going out in heavy rains. 55. One of these statements may be the effect of the statement.upscportal. The health department has instructed the civic hospitals to equip themselves with adequate stock of medicines during monsoon. 51-55) : Below in each question are given two statements (A) (B).Arts (b) Uttar Pradesh . 52. A. B. Mark answer (a) if statement (A) is the cause and statement (B) is its effect. These statements may either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes or a common cause. A. Who belongs to Madhya Pradesh ? (a) W (c) X (e) None of these 50.Science (c) Kerala .com . Percentage of qualified students in SSC examinations was higher this year compared to the past few years.Downloaded from: http://www. A. Mark answer (e) if both the statement (A) and (B) are effects of some common causes. www. The health department has advised people to drink boiled and filtered water and maintain hygiene during the monsoon. B.com 46. (b) Madhya Pradesh (c) Uttar Pradesh (d) Andhra Pradesh (b) J (d) X (b) Commerce (d) Management Mark answer (b) if statement (B) is the cause and statement (A) is its effect. 54. A. 53. Increase in rainfall and rising flood situations are regular phenomena for past few years. B. B. 51. A large number of students scored very high marks in the recently help SSC examinations.Science (e) None of these 48. B. The Government has made it compulsory to wear a helmet for the riders of twowheelers.Management (d) Punjab .

Should all the factories in the cities be shifted to the outskirts. Should there be a total ban on use of plastic bags? Arguments : I No. Should the Government service in rural areas at least for two years after completion of graduation be made compulsory for the students of medicine? Arguments : I. (b) have secured at least 70% marks in SSC.upscportal. instead the thickness of plastic bags. 58. it is everyone’s duty to serve the people in rural and contribute to their upliftment. (ii) at (e) above but has secured at least 40% marks in selecting interview and at least 70% marks in selection test. Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong. 56. However. II. the case may be referred to the President of the organisation. “Weak” arguments may not be directly related to the question and may be of minor importance or may be related to the trivial aspects of the question.8. which can be used without much damage to the environment. if a candidate fulfils all the abovementioned criteria except (i) at (a) above but is an Economics graduate with at least 70% marks. 61-70) : For recruiting Management Trainees in an organisation. No. 57. II No. 60. this is the best method of assessing one’s ability and knowledge. No. far away from the main city? Arguments : I Yes. Give answer (d) : if neither argument I or II is strong. You have to decide which of the arguments is a “strong” argument and which is a “weak” argument.Downloaded from: http://www. Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong. 56-60) : In making decisions about important questions. II Yes. Yes. it cannot be applied only to the medicine students since anyways they are contributing during their studies and particularly in the period of internship. Yes. such a step will lead to lot of inconvenience to the employees of the factories and their families as well. the following criteria have been laid down. Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong. it is desirable to be able to distinguish between “strong” arguments and “weak” arguments. should be specified. (e) have secured at least 50% marks in selection interview. www. use of plastic bags causes various problems like water pollution and waterlogging and hence it is necessary t ban it. Should the major part of school examinations be made objective-type? Arguments : I.com Directions (Q. (d) have secured at least 60% marks in selection test. II. this is an essential step for controlling pollution in the city. Directions (Q. (c) be not more than 26 years and not less than 21 years of age as on 1.upscportal.com . objective-type examination does not test the students’ ability to express. Give answer (e) : if both argument I or II are strong.2007. the case may be referred to GM of the organisation. “Strong” arguments must be important and directly related to the question. The candidate must: (a) be a first-class graduate in Commerce with at least 65% marks. Each question below is followed by two arguments number I and II.

He has scored 65% marks in selection test as well as in interview. His marks in SSC was 73%. 68. He has scored 65% marks in interview as well as selection test. She completed 23 years of age on 23rd December. Give answer (b) : If the candidate is not to be selected.com . She had scored 75% marks in SSC. 2007. Give answer (d) : If the case is to be referred to president. She cleared the selection test with 66% marks and the selection interview with 54% marks.upscportal. Give answer (c) : If the case is to be referred to GM. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in each question. Her score in SSC was 75%. 65. His data of birth is 12. 67. She has completed 24 years of age on 25th may. You have to take one of the following five decisions based on the information provided and the criteria and conditions given above. She has scored 64% marks in selection test and 55% marks in selection interview. information of one candidate is given. He has scored 65% marks in selection test 48% marks in selection interview. Ashish Gharpure is a Commerce graduate passed out in Jun 2006. She topped her class in SSC examination with 82% marks.upscportal. He had scored 82% marks in SSC. 63. 69.1984. Her data of birth is 14.07. Ashwini is a B. He has cleared the selection test with 67% marks and selection interview with 56% marks. Rajesh is a graduate and postgraduate in Commerce and has passed both these examinations in first class. He completed 23 years of age on 23rd Jun 2007. 64. All these cases are given to you as on 1. She had cleared the selection test with 74% marks and selection interview with 45% marks. Priyanka Ghate has passed graduation in Arts with specialisation in Economics in first class with 75% marks. Presently he is pursuing his post graduation in Economics.1985. Sarita Dere is a postgraduate in Commerce passed in first class with 62% marks. Give answer (e) : If the data is inadequate to decide the course of action. 61. 2006. Sharad Bhatia has passed B Com in first class with 69% marks and SSC with 78% marks. www. Radhika has passed BA examination with specialisation in Economics securing 76% marks and first class. He joined a private organisation as an Officer in Jun 2005 immediately after completing 23years of age.com In each of the questions below.08. 66. 62. Abhishek has passed degree examination in Commerce with Economics one of the subjects in first class with 68% marks in 2006 at the age of 22 years.06.09. Rakesh has passed SSC with 85% marks and graduation in Art with specialisation in Economics with 72% marks.1985.Com passed in first class with 68% marks. She had scored 89% marks in SSC. He had scored 75% marks in SSC. He has cleared the selection test with 64% marks and selection interview with 62% marks.Downloaded from: http://www.2007. 63% in selection interview and 61% marks in selection test. Her data of birth is 08. You have to indicate your decision by marking answers to each question as following: Give answer (a) : If the candidate is to be selected. at the age of 21 years with 72% marks and first class.

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